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Krystin Law

Dr. Burke
April 6, 2016
Annotated Bibliography

Criteria:
1. Picture Books:
a. Little to no words
b. Bright colorful pictures
c. Something the students can relate to
2. Novels:
a. Chapters
b. Some humor
c. Easy words relating to the reading level
3. Nonfiction:
a. Factual information
b. Historical
c. Relatable
4. Poetry:
a. Can rhyme
b. Makes sense to the student/reader
c. Relatable to what the children want to read and what they are doing in their lives

Picture Books
1. Waiting Is Not Easy!
Author: Mo Willems
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication year: 2014
Reading level: Kindergarten-First Grade
Summary: This book is an easy read for children because it has pictures that go along
with the words that are on the pages. The text is also limited to one-two thought bubbles for each
page, this makes it easy for the students to comprehend what is being said on each page. This
book is good for students because it can relate to what students may be going through and
teaching them valuable lessons that they are going to need to know as they get older.
Something Note-worthy: This book is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book

2. Ricky Sticky Fingers


Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Michelle Hazelwood Hyde
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues Softcover
Publication year: 2012
Reading level: First-Second Grade
Summary: This book is good for teaching children a lesson about lying. This book has
pictures on each page that go along with what is going on each page, it helps the students
to relate what they are reading to the picture that are being read to them or that they are
reading themselves. Ricky Sticky Fingers will relate to students who need to step up for
themselves or for others when they see that someone is lying.

3. Pete the Cats Groovy Guide to Life


Authors: Kimberly and James Dean
Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher
Publication year: 2015
Reading level: Second grade
Summary: This book is different than most books that you read, this one has quotes from
famous people and it is translated in the way the Pete the cat would tell you in. This
books would be good for many things that you are doing with your students, you could
teach them about the famous people that are being noted in this book. This book would be
good if you split up the quotes for an everyday thing or even have quotes on certain
weeks.

4. The Day the Crayons Came Home


Author: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: the Penguin Group
Publication Year: 2015
Reading Level: first-second grade

Summary: This book provides humor and funny little stories behind every crayon and
what they have been through and what they have experienced. This book makes the crayons
come to life and shows that things have feelings and that the feelings need to be taken into
consideration when you are doing things. You can hurt other peoples feelings and theres things
that you need to do to make them feel better and to make them feel loved.

5. You are (Not) Small


Author: Anna King
Illustrator: Christopher Weyant
Publisher: Two Lions, New York
Publication Year: 2014
Reading Level: Kindergarten-First Grade
Summary: This book is good for teaching students about opposites. This book has very
vivid illustrations that go along with what is being said in the text of the book. This book
is funny and very cute and teaches students about rhyming and about opposites that will
help them understand as they grow up.
Note-Worthy Mentionable: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

6. Owl Moon
Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: Jon Schoenherr
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Year: 1987

Reading Level: First-second grade


Summary: This book is cute and relatable to students who do things with their
grandparents, and they go look for owls together. They go during the winter time which
makes it relatable to younger kids because they love to go play in the snow.
Note-worthy: Caldecott Medal winner

Childrens Novels:
1. Alices Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Illustrator: John Tenniel
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Publication year: 1943
Reading Level: Second-third grade
Summary: This chapter book goes into complete detail about everything that Alice is
going through and what she experiences when she falls down the rabbit hole. This book
gives a fun little twist into the world that she experiences. This book teaches the students
about imagination and shows them that it is okay to have an imagination and to make
things fun. Imagination is the key behind teaching children to be creative and to come up
with things that is going to make their childhood fun and interesting.
Note-worthy: This book is 73 years old.

2. The incredible Journey


Author: Sheila Burnford
Illustrator: Carl Burger
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Publication year: 1960


Reading Level: Third-fourth grade
Summary: This book is a chapter book and it has great details about the story that is being
portrayed. This book can relate to children if they like dogs since this book is about dogs
and the journey that they have to take from one place to another. There is little
illustrations but this book doesnt need illustrations to get images across, since the details
are so descriptive it is easy for the students to make their own images.
Note-worthy: This book is 56 years old

3. Hoot
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Illustrator:
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication year: 2002
Reading Level: Third-Fourth grade
Summary: This book is full of imagination and fun for kids to read. This story talks about
the main character Roy discovered a whole new life for himself that was fun and
enriching, he went on many adventures that strengthened him as a young boy and made
his move to Florida more enjoyable. Roy learns a lot about imagination, this book
reminds me about Bridge to Terabithia because in that book they had to keep the land of
Terabithia a secret from everyone.
Note-worthy: Newberry Honor Book

4. Stargirl
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Illustrator:

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House


Publication Year: 2000
Reading Level: Third-Fourth grade
Summary: This book is a good imaginative book that teaches many themes that could be
beneficial to the students learning as they read this book. This book can teach children to
love and respect themselves and to teach them about the good in things and to look at the
bigger picture and find the good throughout their lives.
Note-Worthy:

5. Fingerprints of You
Author: Kristen-Paige Madonia
Illustrator: Terry Ribera
Publisher: Simona and Schuster
Publication Year: 2012
Reading level: Fourth-fifth grade
Summary: This book is about a girl and her mom who have moved around so much
because of the relationships that her mom has had that have turned out to be bad. This
story leads into a journey of Lemon going to find her dad that she doesnt have a
relationship with anymore. Lemon has also found out that she is pregnant so she will
have to fill in all the gaps that she has to fill in before the baby arrives so she doesnt
make the same mistakes that her mother made when Lemon was younger.

6. Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life


Author: Wendy Mass
Illustrator:
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Year: 2006
Reading Level: Fifth-sixth grade
Summary: This book talks about a boy named Jeremy who doesnt like to take risks. He
has a best friend named Lizzy who isnt afraid of doing anything and she takes all the

risks that she can. Jeremy receives a wooden box on her front porch and they have to find
the keys to reveal what is on the inside.

7. Judy Moody, M.R. The Doctor is in!


Author: Megan McDonald
Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Year: 2004
Reading Level: Fourth-fifth grade
Summary: This book is cute ad funny and can relate to children who like to play doctor
during playtime and take things to a new level. This book has humor that children would
dwell in and find to be a good laugh.

8. Echo
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Year: 2015
Reading Level: Sixth-seventh grade
Summary: Three different kids coke together in an unexpected way by finding an unusual
object that they start to learn about together. This object brings the kids together and
teaches them about friendship and about how to become better individuals.
Note-worthy: Newberry award winner

9. Joey Pigza loses control


Author: Jack Gantos
Illustrator:
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Year: 2000
Reading Level: Third-fourth grade

Summary: Joey is a child who has ADD and he got new medication before his summer
had started. He usually spends time with his father and have quality time with him but
instead he stayed at home with his mother and ended up losing control of everything.
Everything that he was doing was wrong and his mother didnt appreciate it at all.
Note-worthy: Newberry Honor Book

10. Diary of a Wimpy kid


Author: Jeff Kinney
Illustrator:
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication year: 2007
Reading Level: Fourth-sixth
Summary: This book is about a boy and his friends in middle school and the things that
they go through. The boys decided to keep these things written in a comic book form.
The story goes on to talk about how they are weak boys and how they get picked on and
how they overcome the struggles that they face everyday.

Nonfiction Novels
1. Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem.
Author: Rosalyn Schanzer
Illustrator:
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Year: 2011
Reading Level: Fourth-fifth grade
Summary: This book is based on the events that happened during the Salem witch
trials. This book should through some witnesses point of view what happened during

the horrific events that happened during the events that were laid out during the times
that the witch killings were going on.
Note-worthy: The Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

2. Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust


Author: Carol Ann Lee
Illustrator:
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Year: 2006
Reading Level: Fourth-fifth grade
Summary: This book is about what happened after the Anne Frank diary had ended.
This talks about what they went through and how they endured all the brutality. It was not the
best thing that they went through but this book is based off of true events that helps everyone
to understand what her and her family, plus all the other Jews endured when the Holocaust
was occurring.
Note-worthy:

3. Cleopatra
Author: Teresa Crayder
Illustrator:
Publisher: Longmans Canada Limited
Publication Year: 1969
Reading Level: Third-fifth grade
Summary: This book is about how Cleopatra started her life before she became well
known. This book talks about how she fell in love and how she wanted to be all that
she could be for the boy that she fell for. Then it goes on to talk about how she starts
her life and how she goes about her life and handles what is thrown her way.

4. Marie Antoinette
Author: Bernardine Kielty
Illustrator: Douglas Gorsline
Publisher: Random House
Publication Year: 1955
Reading Level: Fourth-fifth grade
Summary: I think this book would be better for older students because the English is
old English so the students wouldnt be able to understand it that well and may have
questions about it. This book goes into detail with the events that unfolded during
Maries life. It shows how she handled the situations that were put in her way.
Note-worthy: This book is a classic, it is 61 years old.

5. Thomas Jefferson Father of Democracy


Author: Vincent Sheean
Illustrator: Warren Chappell
Publisher: Random House
Publication Year: 1953
Reading Level: Third-fifth grade
Summary: This book talks about how Thomas Jefferson grew up. It talks about the
hardships he faces and the obstacles he overcame before he became President. This is
also a good book that talks about Thomass life and how he had his family and how
things went about when times became tough.

Poetry
1. Heres a Little Poem
Author: Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar

Publisher: Candlewick Press


Publication Year: 2007
Reading level: First-second grade
Summary: This book would be good for young readers, it can be read to them or they
could read it independently. These are cute and funny poems, and they are short, so any
reader would be able to follow along with what is being read to them or follow along
with what they are reading. These poems sometimes have humor intertwined in them so
that students can find them relatable to their daily routines that they go through
sometimes.

2. Shes all that!


Author: Belinda Hollyer
Illustrator: Susan Hellard
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication Year: 2005
Reading Level: First-second grade
Summary: These poems are cute just for girls, they can relate to what girls go through as
they are growing up. These are poems that girls can read and laugh at because they know
that at some point in their lives they have encountered these events already or they will
encounter them in the near future. Girls have many different emotions and these poems
relate very well to those emotions that girls experience throughout their lifetimes.

3. Every Thing On it
Author: Shel Silverstein
Illustrator: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Year: 2011
Reading Level: First-second grade

Summary: These poems have humor behind them that some kids may find funny and
some kids may not. These poems can sometimes be dull to some students, therefore
means that some students may not understand right away what is going on throughout the
poems. But on another hand, these poems are good for students to read because they see
that poems dont always have to rhyme and they dont always have to make sense to what
is going on. There are many poems that will leave people questioning what is going on
and this just so happens to be those types of poems.

4. Poems for the Childrens Hour


Author: Josephine Bouton
Illustrator:
Publisher: Platt and Munk
Publication Year: 1927
Reading Level: Fourth-fifth grade
Summary: This collection of poems has some old English words so it may be harder for
younger kids to comprehend so this is definitely geared towards children who are older.
These poems range in variety and are fun for children to read and understand when the
old English doesnt get into the way of what they are reading.
Note-worthy: This book is 89 years old

5. Cactus Poems
Author: Frank Asch
Illustrator: Ted Levin
Publisher: Gulliver Green
Publication Year: 1998
Reading Level: Second-third grade
Summary: These poems talk about plants as well as the animals that live the desert life. It
brings the animals and the plants to life so that the children can have fun while learning
about different things that are in nature. When they read these poems they will get humor
out of the way these poems are written and the way the animals and plants survive in
their natural habitat.